Battle Back is an adaptive sport and adventurous training programme for wounded, injured and sick (WIS) personnel from across the Armed Forces, including mobilised reservists. It is is an MOD initiative delivered in partnership with Help for Heroes and The Royal British Legion.
Battle Back programmes are designed to promote confidence and independence and help accelerate physical, psychological and social recovery throughout the duration of recovery – inspiring the wounded, injured and sick to focus on what they can do not what they cannot. Battle Back is for servicemen, servicewomen and veterans.
Physical development is a key component in recovery and the Battle Back programme and activities are designed to promote confidence and independence in direct support of an IRP. Regular participation in adaptive sport, adventure training and other activities can help the individual to focus on those things they are able to achieve, rather than what they cannot, in order to improve resilience, develop confidence, improve motivation and develop positive relationships that will enhance recovery.
Victoria Smith visted the Lilleshall Battle Back Centre which is supported by Help for Heroes and the Royal British Legion